# Addition sentences for word problems

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## Overview

Today, we are going to look at actual word problems when it comes to addition.

Remember: When we add, we have two (or more) ADDENDS and we work to find the SUM!
Look at the example below:

In the above problem. we are joining the numbers 5 and 3.
These numbers are known as ADDENDS.
Addends are the amounts that will be joined together.
This problem reads as 5 + 3 = 8.
When the ADDEND 5 is joined with the ADDEND 3, we get a SUM of 8.

Solving story problems is easy when you remember to look for special key words.

There are many different words that are used to describe addition. Take some time to review the picture below and familiarize yourself with these keywords that let us know we need to add.

Now, let’s go ahead and actually try some word problems!

In the problem, the penguins are being joined together. The key words are IN ALL. This helps tell us that we need to ADD.

SEVEN penguins are swimming and EIGHT penguins standing on the rocks will give us the correct SUM.

7 + 8 = 15 penguins

Try these word problems below.

### Practice Question 1

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### Practice Question 5

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